Persuasion Across Genres

A linguistic approach

Editors
Helena Halmari | Sam Houston State University
Tuija Virtanen | Åbo Akademi University
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Persuasion, in its various linguistic forms, enters our lives daily. Politicians and the news media attempt to change or confirm our beliefs, while advertisers try to bend our tastes toward buying their products. Persuasion goes on in courtrooms, universities, and the business world. Persuasion pervades interpersonal relations in all social spheres, public and private. And persuasion reaches us via a large number of genres and their intricate interplay.

This volume brings together nine chapters which investigate some of the typical genres of modern persuasion. Using both quantitative and qualitative methods, the authors explore the linguistic features of successful (and unsuccessful) persuasion and the reasons for the variation of persuasive choices as realized in various genres: business negotiations, judicial argumentation, political speech, advertising, newspaper editorials, and news writing. In the final chapter, the editors tie together the two themes — persuasion and genres — by proposing an Intergenre Model. This model assumes that a powerful force behind generic evolution is the perennial need for implicit persuasion.

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 130]  2005.  viii, 257 pp.
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“This book should be of interest to anyone interested in persuasion and in genre studies.”
“This volume is of value to those interested in Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Corpus-based approaches to Linguistics, and Rhetoric. The collection may also be of interest to non-specialists, as many of the contributions are accessible to the non-linguist. The chapters succesfully unite divergent aspects of persuasion and methodologies of analysis, while adhering to the editors' view of persuasion as implicit and an essential factor in genre dynamics. The concluding remarks succesfully lend coherence to the collection of articles and the papers together thematically.”
“This collection is strongly recommended and will be invaluable not only to all students and researchers interested in approaching persuasion, genre theory and their interface from various perspectives, but also to those who are generally engaged in the study of and research in applied linguistics, text and discourse linguistics, pragmatics, rhetoric, sociolinguistics, and critical discourse analysis.”
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